The New City Home

-CALIFORNIA HOME & DESIGN “ The New City Home details the unique challenges of living in lofts , apartments , and townhouses where neighbors may be a tad ...

The New City Home

Author: Leslie Plummer Clagett

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586486

Page: 210

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- Profiles 25 homes in major metropolitan areas.

The Poorhouses of Massachusetts

When it was finished, Malden's Board of Public Welfare reported: “This new City Home is regarded as the best in this part of the Country.

The Poorhouses of Massachusetts

Author: Heli Meltsner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490977

Page: 247

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Ever since the English settled in America, extreme poverty and the inability of individuals to support themselves and their families have been persistent problems. In the early nineteenth century, many communities established almshouses, or “poorhouses,” in a valiant but ultimately failed attempt to assist the destitute, including the sick, elderly, unemployed, mentally ill and orphaned, as well as unwed mothers, petty criminals and alcoholics. This work details the rise and decline of poorhouses in Massachusetts, painting a portrait of life inside these institutions and revealing a history of constant political and social turmoil over issues that dominate the conversation about welfare recipients even today. The first study to address the role of architecture in shaping as well as reflecting the treatment of paupers, it also provides photographs and histories of dozens of former poorhouses across the state, many of which still stand.

Thatcher s Progress

The city's elongated form was produced by these assumptions. The “ordinary chaps” calling North Bucks New City home were envisioned as husbands and fathers, ...

Thatcher s Progress

Author: Guy Ortolano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110848266X

Page: 330

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Examines a pioneering programme of urban development to rewrite the history of Britain's transition from social democracy to neoliberalism.

Greening the City

by the 1980s, but also some of the inherent problems of the new city. Alieson's home was able to combine a decade's worth of environmental ideas and ...

Greening the City

Author: Dorothee Brantz

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931142

Page: 246

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The modern city is not only pavement and concrete. Parks, gardens, trees, and other plants are an integral part of the urban environment. Often the focal points of social movements and political interests, green spaces represent far more than simply an effort to balance the man-made with the natural. A city's history with -- and approach to -- its parks and gardens reveals much about its workings and the forces acting upon it. Our green spaces offer a unique and valuable window on the history of city life. The essays in Greening the City span over a century of urban history, moving from fin-de-siècle Sofia to green efforts in urban Seattle. The authors pre-sent a wide array of cases that speak to global concerns through the local and specific, with topics that include green-space planning in Barcelona and Mexico City, the distinction between public and private nature in Los Angeles, the ecological diversity of West Berlin, and the historical and cultural significance of hybrid spaces designed for sports. The essays collected here will make us think differently about how we study cities, as well as how we live in them. ContributorsDorothee Brantz, Technische Universität Berlin * Peter Clark, University of Helsinki * Lawrence Culver, Utah State University * Konstanze Sylva Domhardt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich * Sonja Dümpelmann, University of Maryland * Zachary J. S. Falck, Independent Scholar* Stefanie Hennecke, Technical University Munich * Sonia Hirt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University * Salla Jokela, University of Helsinki * Jens Lachmund, Maastricht University * Gary McDonogh, Bryn Mawr College * Jarmo Saarikivi, University of Helsinki * Jeffrey Craig Sanders, Washington State University

Envisioning the New City

The increasingly poor and pluralistic city that must be home to the church is home to a multi-ethnic population frequently caught in the horizontal violence ...

Envisioning the New City

Author: Eleanor Scott Meyers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664253158

Page: 363

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This book compiles essays by over thirty urban pastors, community organizers, seminary professors, and church leaders. Their essays seek to present creative opportunities for urban ministries to bring hope and renewal to their congregations and communities.

A History of New York in 27 Buildings

New York retains that distinction only because city fathers demonstrated rare foresight in resisting repeated pressures to abandon their fetching home, ...

A History of New York in 27 Buildings

Author: Sam Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162040981X

Page: 336

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From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times--the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it. As New York is poised to celebrate its four hundredth anniversary, New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts tells the story of the city through bricks, glass, wood, and mortar, revealing why and how it evolved into the nation's biggest and most influential. From the seven hundred thousand or so buildings in New York, Roberts selects twenty-seven that, in the past four centuries, have been the most emblematic of the city's economic, social, and political evolution. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world. A few structures, such as the Empire State Building, are architectural icons, but Roberts goes beyond the familiar with intriguing stories of the personalities and exploits behind the unrivaled skyscraper's construction. Some stretch the definition of buildings, to include the city's oldest bridge and the landmark Coney Island Boardwalk. Others offer surprises: where the United Nations General Assembly first met; a hidden hub of global internet traffic; a nondescript factory that produced billions of dollars of currency in the poorest neighborhood in the country; and the buildings that triggered the Depression and launched the New Deal. With his deep knowledge of the city and penchant for fascinating facts, Roberts brings to light the brilliant architecture, remarkable history, and bright future of the greatest city in the world.

New City Upon a Hill

Jim Rouse agonized over this situation and ultimately asked Sherman to talk the new black home buyers into purchasing a house in another section, ...

New City Upon a Hill

Author: Joseph Rocco Mitchell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614230994

Page: 224

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Published in anticipation of Columbia's fortieth anniversary in 2007, this book showcases the history of one of the nation's leading "new towns." Built from the brilliant plan developed by visionary designer James Rouse, Columbia's innovative design is the foundation for a unique community that has thrived for decades and flourishes today.

Home Fires

thracite appeared in all of those cities as the nation's rail network ... and 85 percent of New York City's home heating demands were met by anthracite.

Home Fires

Author: Sean Patrick Adams

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421413574

Page: 200

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"Using the challenge of staying warm in the industrializing North as a window into the complex world of energy transitions, economic change, and emerging consumerism, Sean Patrick Adams presents the development of new home heating methods in order to trace connections between structural transformations in the American economy and the experience of average Americans at home. How, in fact, did Country and Hearth negotiate this industrial makeover? Home Fires, the inaugural publication in the new series How Things Worked, lets students see how. Though seemingly simple, the question of home heating prods students to think about natural resources (first wood, then, coal, then oil), logistics, and evolving business practices. Adams depicts the problem of dwindling supplies of firewood and the search for alternatives; the hazards of cutting, digging, and drilling in the name of home heating; the trouble and expense of moving materials from place to place; changing technological means, chiefly the rise of steam power; the rise of an industrial economy; and economic questions, both household and macro. It becomes increasingly clear that debates over energy sources, energy policy, and company profit margins have been around a long time"--

Ghosts of the New City

yet things got even worse after kham's husband took a mistress. at home, kham began to experience terrible stomachaches and periods of time when she was ...

Ghosts of the New City

Author: Andrew Alan Johnson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824847822

Page: 208

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Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of Northern prosperity. Years later, the ruins of the excesses of the 1990s still stain the skyline. In Ghosts of the New City, Andrew Alan Johnson shows how the trauma of the crash, brought back vividly by the political crisis of 2006, haunts efforts to remake the city. For many Chiang Mai residents, new developments harbor the seeds of the crash, which manifest themselves in anxious stories of ghosts and criminals who conceal themselves behind the city’s progressive veneer. Hopes for rebirth and fears of decline have their roots in Thai conceptions of progress, which draw from Buddhist and animist ideas of power and sacrality. Cities, Johnson argues, were centers where the charismatic power of kings and animist spirits were grounded; these entities assured progress by imbuing the space with sacred power that would avert disaster. Johnson traces such magico-religious conceptions of potency and space from historical records through present-day popular religious practice and draws parallels between these and secular attempts at urban revitalization. Through a detailed ethnography of the contested ways in which academics, urban activists, spirit mediums, and architects seek to revitalize the flagging economy and infrastructure of Chiang Mai, Johnson finds that alongside the hope for progress there exists a discourse about urban ghosts, deadly construction sites, and the lurking anxiety of another possible crash, a discourse that calls into question history’s upward trajectory. In this way, Ghosts of the New City draws new connections between urban history and popular religion that have implications far beyond Southeast Asia.

The Lazy Genius Way

LAZY GENIUS CASE STUDY : MOVING TO A NEW CITY My friend Bri is a military ... and leave space for what will matter later ( making the new city home ) .

The Lazy Genius Way

Author: Kendra Adachi

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0525653929

Page: 240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you. “I could not be more excited about this book.”—Jenna Fischer, actor and cohost of the Office Ladies podcast The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore what people think, live on dry shampoo, be a negligent PTA mom, have a dirty house, and claim your hot mess like a badge of honor. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well. Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy about what doesn’t. Everything from your morning routine to napping without guilt falls into place with Kendra’s thirteen Lazy Genius principles, including: • Decide once • Start small • Ask the Magic Question • Go in the right order • Schedule rest Discover a better way to approach your relationships, work, and piles of mail. Be who you are without the complication of everyone else’s “shoulds.” Do what matters, skip the rest, and be a person again.

Smart Cities Big Data Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia

eighth of the world's population at the time.3 today, just over a cen- tury later, 3.5 billion call a city home. By 2050, United Nations projections ...

Smart Cities  Big Data  Civic Hackers  and the Quest for a New Utopia

Author: Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082873

Page: 384

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Traces the root of modern, sprawling megacities to advances in information technologies throughout the twentieth century and discusses how these advances can inform and improve the future of human settlements.

In Residence

Barbour , David , “ A New Home for New Plays , ” Lighting and Sound ... Clagett , Leslie Plummer , The New City Home , Taunton Press , 2002 , pp.202–209 .

In Residence

Author: Mark McInturff

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701241

Page: 160

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The essence of this exceptional book is McInturff Architects' zeal for home design.

Annual Report

Foundation for Independent Artists , Inc. New York , NY $ 14,600 To support a New York City home season , a fivecity domestic tour , and the position of ...

Annual Report

Author: National Endowment for the Arts

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.